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Rochester, MI

August 26, 2012
11:47 PM

Post #9254963

It looks like a mosquito, but I've never seen one this large. It has banding on the legs. I'd say it's roughly twice the size of a tiger mosquito. Thanks!

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Charleston, SC

August 27, 2012
6:17 AM

Post #9255185

Actually, a mosquito is a type of fly (order Diptera). This does appear to be a mosquito, perhaps a Gallnipper, which is a big one.
Rochester, MI

August 27, 2012
9:01 AM

Post #9255417

That's it! Thanks for the info!
Minot, ND

August 27, 2012
10:49 AM

Post #9255588

A semi-beneficial mosquito - its larvae eat other mosquito larvae and the adults have not been proven to vector any human disease...

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